Slugline Simple Screenwriting iPhone App Review

| December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Screenwriting requires certain formats and Slugline: Simple Screenwriting for iPhone gives you just that. It provides a minimal and distraction free environment that is crucial to screenwriting. Writers can focus on their content and imagination rather than how the text is being formatted. You can download Slugline: Simple Screenwriting app for $19.99 from iTunes App Store.


Slugline: Simple Screenwriting for iPhone works with plain text. It automatically turns your writing into a properly formatted screenplay, without you ever needing to press the Tab key. It uses the free and open Fountain screenplay format, which is nothing more than plain text. You can work on your screenplay anywhere, using any writing app. When you open it in Slugline again, everything will be there, properly formatted. The formatting algorithm is found to be precise and perfect. As a writer, you start with an outline, then seamlessly transition to writing scenes. Alternatively, you can jot down a placeholder for your third-act twist while you’re still crafting your opening pages. Helpful structure templates, including the famous beat sheet from Save the Cat, makes your job easy. Slugline app for iPhone allows you to be as structured as you like, even if that means not at all. Further, Notes, Scene Synopses, and Omitted text help keep you organized.

Slugline Simple Screenwriting iPhone App Review

The UI design of Slugline: Simple Screenwriting for iPhone is largely user friendly. The formatting options are easy to manage. The keypad with special symbols makes typing your story easier. The formatted screenplay, which is the end result, has nothing to complain about. The screenplay can be shared via email or uploaded to Dropbox or iCloud. Performance wise, Slugline app is pretty slick and responsive. We did not experience any freeze or lag while using the app. It requires iOS 10.0 or higher.

Final Take

Slugline: Simple Screenwriting for iPhone makes screenwriting more streamlined and easier. Other than typing in Slugline, now writers can pen down your screenplay using any writing app and open it later in Slugline to obtain a formatted version. The app’s in-built structured templates help you to hit the ground running. Its UI layout is user friendly. Customization options are easy to manage. The finished screenplay may be uploaded to the cloud or used locally. The app is also stable. Check it out if you are a professional or a budding screenwriter.

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